15 Most Beautiful Lookouts in the Blue Mountains

Last updated: May 9, 2024

Find the most beautiful lookouts in the Blue Mountains, from the Wentworth Falls area to Bells Line of Road, via Leura, Katoomba and Blackheath.

The Blue Mountains is home to many impressive lookouts, some very popular and easy to get to, others not so well-known and located off the beaten track.

In this article, we have outlined the best lookouts in the Blue Mountains, listed in geographical order, including details on how to find them.

1. Lincoln’s Rock

Lincoln's Rock
Lincoln’s Rock

Located south of Wentworth Falls on the Kings Tableland plateau, Lincoln’s Rock is one of the most impressive lookout points in the Blue Mountains.

The Kings Tableland plateau forms the eastern boundary of Jamison Valley and extends south to McMahons Point Lookout and beyond.

You can either drive directly to Lincoln’s Rock, which has a small parking area, or you can do an easy 40-minute bush walk to get there.

If you want to go for the bush walk option, park your car on Chester Road (off Tableland Road) and follow the Chester Trail and the Little Switzerland Trail to the lookout.

Lincoln’s Rock
Area: Wentworth Falls
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No
More info: Lincoln’s Rock

2. Fletchers Lookout

Fletchers Lookout
Fletchers Lookout

The Fletchers Lookout is located close to the top of Wentworth Falls, offering great views of the waterfall and the Jamison Valley.

This relatively small lookout point is signposted as a short detour from the main Wentworth Falls walking track.

From the Fletchers Lookout, it’s only a short walk to the top of the waterfall, from where you can continue to the Rocket Point Lookout, another great viewing point.

Before you get to the Fletchers Lookout, you will pass several other great viewing points, such as the Jamison Lookout and Wentworth Falls Lookout.

Fletchers Lookout
Area: Wentworth Falls
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No
More info: Fletchers Lookout

3. Queen Victoria Lookout

Queen Victoria Lookout
Queen Victoria Lookout

The Queen Victoria Lookout is a small viewing point that can be reached via the Empress Falls Track in Wentworth Falls.

This walking track to a beautiful waterfall starts at the Conservation Hut, and the actual lookout is only a few hundred metres away from the starting point.

A short side trail opens up to the Queen Victoria Lookout, situated above the Valley of the Waters and facing the beautiful Jamison Valley.

The views reach as far as Mount Solitary straight ahead, and Kings Tableland and the Lincoln’s Rock lookout point on the left can also be identified.

Queen Victoria Lookout
Area: Wentworth Falls
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No
More info: Empress Falls and Queen Victoria Lookout

4. Sublime Point Lookout

Sublime Point Lookout
Sublime Point Lookout

An impressive vantage point in the Leura area is the Sublime Point Lookout. Interestingly, as pretty as the lookout is, it never gets overly busy there.

The Jamison Valley views are superb, with Lincoln’s Rock, the Three Sisters, Mount Solitary, and the Ruined Castle also visible on a clear day.

Sublime Point is not only a great destination for scenic views, but it’s also a popular spot for birdwatching and rock climbing.

Park your car at the end of Sublime Point Road and follow the short trail to the lookout from the small car park.

Sublime Point Lookout
Area: Leura
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No
More info: Sublime Point Lookout

5. Elysian Rock Lookout

Elysian Rock Lookout
Elysian Rock Lookout

Elysian Rock Lookout is a beautiful vantage point that offers fantastic views of the Jamison Valley and beyond.

You can either walk there from the Gordon Falls picnic area or park your car on Olympian Parade (opposite Balmoral Road), from where you can follow a short walking trail to this lookout.

Elysian Rock actually consists of two viewing platforms, joined by the Buttenshaw Bridge. This small footbridge forms part of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk between Scenic World in Katoomba and Gordon Falls Lookout in Leura.

Walking across this footbridge is a wonderful experience, with panoramic views on both sides of the bridge to take in.

Elysian Rock Lookout
Area: Leura
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No
More info: Elysian Rock Lookout

6. Olympian Rock

Olympian Rock
Olympian Rock

Olympian Rock is only a short walk away from the Elysian Rock Lookout and also forms part of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

The views from the lookout are incredible, with views of the Three Sisters and Mount Solitary further away in the distance.

Like Elysian Rock, you can walk to Olympian Rock via the cliff top walk. Otherwise, park your car on Olympian Parade at Olympian Place and follow the short trail to the fenced lookout point.

Olympian Rock
Area: Leura
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No

7. Echo Point Lookout

Three Sisters as seen from Echo Point
Three Sisters as seen from Echo Point

The most popular vantage point for tourists is the Echo Point Lookout, where visitors can enjoy the best views of the famous Three Sisters.

While this lookout certainly is fantastic, there are many more beautiful lookout points in the Blue Mountains with far smaller crowds.

From the lookout, we recommend doing the walking trail to the Three Sisters, past the Spooners Lookout and the Oreades Lookout.

At the end of this walk, you can even reach the Three Sisters via the historic Honeymoon Bridge.

Echo Point Lookout
Area: Katoomba
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: Yes
More info: Echo Point Lookout

8. Cliff View Lookout

Cliff View Lookout
Cliff View Lookout

The popular Cliff View Lookout in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains can be reached via a short walk from the Katoomba Cascades.

It’s a very easy, well-signposted walking track that leads to a stunning lookout from where you can enjoy superb views of the valley and the Scenic Skyway cable car flying above it.

This family-friendly walking trail continues past the Cliff View Lookout to the Echo Point area, so you can make a nice walk out of it.

Cliff View Lookout
Area: Katoomba
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: Yes

9. Katoomba Falls Lookout

Katoomba Falls Lookout
Katoomba Falls Lookout

The not-so-well-known Katoomba Falls Lookout is located between Scenic World and Katoomba Cascades on the Reids Plateau.

This lookout offers superb views of the entire Katoomba Falls waterfall, and with the Scenic Skyway flying over, the views get even better.

To reach this lookout, park your car at Katoomba Falls Reserve, walk across Cliff Drive, and follow the trail to the lookout.

Katoomba Falls Lookout can also be reached via various walking trails, such as the Katoomba Falls Round Walk and the Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

Katoomba Falls Lookout
Area: Katoomba
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No

10. Cahill’s Lookout

Cahill's Lookout
Cahill’s Lookout

Facing the beautiful Megalong Valley, Cahills’s Lookout is one of the most impressive lookouts in the Blue Mountains that isn’t flooded with tourists.

Quietly tucked away along the westernmost point of Cliff Drive, the lookout offers breathtaking views of the valley, Megalong Head, Boars Head Rock, and the Narrow Neck Peninsula.

The Narrow Neck Peninsula, clearly visible from the main viewing platform, is the plateau in the middle that divides the Megalong Valley and the Jamison Valley.

Cahill’s Lookout
Area: Katoomba
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No
More info: Cahill’s Lookout

11. Mount Blackheath Lookout

Mount Blackheath Lookout
Mount Blackheath Lookout

The Mount Blackheath Lookout, also referred to as the Blackheath Lookout, is a bit of a hidden gem in the Blue Mountains.

This lookout is located west of the Great Western Highway in the Blackheath area, a less-travelled and more remote area where few tourists go.

The Mount Blackheath Lookout not only offers fantastic Megalong Valley views, but it is also a popular hang gliding and paragliding spot.

To get to this lookout, turn into Shipley Road from Station Street, followed by a right turn into Mount Blackheath Road. Keep driving on this road until you reach the lookout area.

Mount Blackheath Lookout
Area: Blackheath
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No
More info: Mount Blackheath Lookout

12. Evans Lookout

Evans Lookout
Evans Lookout

Facing the impressive cliff walls of the Grose Valley, Evans Lookout is one of the most popular vantage points in the Blackheath area of the Blue Mountains.

It’s also a starting point for several popular walking tracks, such as the Grand Canyon Walk and the Cliff Top Walk.

To reach the Evans Lookout, drive to the end of Evans Lookout Road in Blackheath and park in the designated car park. If that’s full, try the Grand Canyon Walk car park a bit further away.

Evans Lookout
Area: Blackheath
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: Yes
More info: Evans Lookout

13. Govetts Leap Lookout

Govetts Leap Lookout
Govetts Leap Lookout

Located at the end of Govetts Leap Road in Blackheath, the incredible Govetts Leap Lookout offers stunning views of the Grose River Valley and beyond.

The name Govetts Leap refers to the 180-metre high waterfall that is visible from the lookout, which was named after William Govett, a surveyor who was the first European settler to have visited this area.

From the Govetts Leap lookout, you have the option to go bushwalking, as several great hiking trails start at the lookout point.

One of these tracks leads to the Barrow Lookout, where you can enjoy close-up views of the waterfall and the valley it drops into.

Govetts Leap Lookout
Area: Blackheath
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: Yes
More info: Govetts Leap Lookout

14. Anvil Rock Lookout

Anvil Rock Lookout
Anvil Rock Lookout

Anvil Rock is an isolated vantage point located at the end of Anvil Rock Road, which can be accessed via Perrys Lookdown Road.

A short walking trail from the car park leads to a characteristic lookout point that offers 360-degree views of the Grose Valley and beyond.

The lookout is so named because the rock formation resembles an anvil. There is even an anvil installed on top of the rock, with a map of landmarks that can be seen from the lookout.

Anvil Rock Lookout
Area: Blackheath
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No
More info: Anvil Rock Lookout

15. Walls Lookout

Walls Lookout
Walls Lookout

The Walls Lookout is located in the northern section of the Blue Mountains and can be reached via the Bells Line of Road.

It is located north of the Grose Valley, opposite the lookouts in the Blackheath area. With some effort, you may even be able to identify some of them when visiting Walls Lookout.

A short walking trail from the car park leads to a large area on top of a cliff edge where visitors can enjoy panoramic views.

This area of the Blue Mountains is typically much quieter. It never gets very busy there, so there’s lots of space to wander around and enjoy the scenery.

Walls Lookout
Area: Bells Line of Road
Location: Google Maps
Wheel-friendly: No
More info: Walls Lookout
 

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